Wednesday, September 11

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm

Leading edge neuroscience has provided new insight into the biological principles that drive human behaviour.  There are many misconceptions about the brain, today’s leaders can be more effective by developing their understanding of brain function.  Ongoing scientific discoveries continue increasing our knowledge of how our brain affects us as individuals and teams.  To understand how leaders can leverage this knowledge in the realm of both the individual and the organization, we delve into several ideas. The concept of the ever-changing brain is reviewed, as well as the impact such change has on overall well-being and performance.

We explore concepts relating to the life of brain cells, the idea of transitory brain connections, the ageing brain and the idea of brain re-programming.  We consider how leaders may employ the information and impact performance.

Dr. John Crawford describes the neuroscientific principles that may be utilized to improve personal effectiveness, performance and team strength by maximizing brain health.  A unique group activity will demonstrate the principles in real time.  The workshop portion will appeal to both the analytical and creative traits that may be found within each of us.

After the engaging workshop you will:

  • Understand “brain plasticity” – specifically neuroplasticity
  • Identify factors that contribute to increased brain productivity
  • Recognize how creativity and cognitive change relates to improved brain function and impacts individuals and their performance.
  • Discover practical ideas to apply personally and professionally
  • Understand how leadership affects brain health and team productivity

John Crawford, Ph.D.

Research, Vestibular and Concussion Treatments
Private Practice

About John Crawford, Ph.D.

Dr. Crawford completed his undergraduate and Master of Science Degrees at Western University in London, followed by his PhD in Pathology at the University of Toronto Medical School.

After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, he obtained Fellowship status from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada). He has been an educator in the fields of Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Neurology, Geriatrics and Clinical Diagnosis, lecturing to nurses, chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, dental, medical and paramedic students. He holds the rank of Associate Professor at CMCC.

As an Independent Physical Examiner, he has served on the roster of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.  As a fully certified Functional Capacities Evaluator and certified by CMCC as an Independent Chiropractic Examiner, Dr. Crawford also holds certification through the American Board of Forensic Professionals in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (4th Edition).  He serves on the Board of the Canadian Society of Chiropractic Evaluators and The Canadian Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Crawford is vestibular therapist and is trained in the diagnosis, treatment and management of concussion-related disorders.

Dr. Crawford continues to teach and currently engages in clinical practice and research.  He keeps balance in his life by participating in golf, baseball, cycling, and weight-training.  He is an avid musician / songwriter.

Diane Crawford

Chief Operating Officer
The Voyage, Inc.

About Diane Crawford

Diane has a real passion for people, development and innovation. She radiates a powerful combination of experience and wisdom along with a refreshing sense of humor.

Diane has diverse management and operational skill sets. From managing her own start-up to directing a team of over 300 professional staff she has honed her coaching and people development skills. She offers first-hand strategies to manage the dynamics of change, build awareness, understand values, leverage strengths and create vision.

Diane has conquered a number of challenges resulting in a resilient, positive, winning attitude.   She has been a high achiever throughout her career but more importantly she has developed and positively influenced many others.  Diane is a captivating storyteller and orator. She has resided both across Canada and internationally and therefore, presents a refreshingly global view.

Diane has multiple certifications: executive management, accounting and insurance.  She is dedicated to a balanced life that includes a very active life-style, as well as, community engagement.